The Davenport Story Vol 1 The Life & Times of a Magical Family 1881-1939
Davenports reveal in spectacular detail, secrets gathered over 110 years as dealers, performers & hoarders of magical memorabilia. The first volume of 'The Davenport Story,' entitled, 'The Life & Times of a Magical Family, 1881-1939,' tells how Lewis Davenport, at the age of 16, founded his business in a highly competitive market. It describes how that business prospered & ultimately became one of the most recognizable names in magic. In addition, he & succeeding generations were magical performers. Interwoven into the story is how they developed their acts & interacted with leading magicians & events. The story calls upon unique archive material acquired from the likes of The Servais LeRoy Company, Chung Ling Soo, Maskelyne's, Will Goldston, Arnold De Biere, Okito, Cardini, Kalanag, The Great Levante, Murray & many others. Other volumes are to follow & the second in the series, 'The Lost Legends,' will include Robert Harbin's unpublished 'Magic Marches On,' Edward Victor's lost book 'With Magic Hands' & as a bonus, a brilliant unpublished work by G. W. Hunter, 'The World of Magic.' Volume One of 'The Davenport Story' is hard bound with color dust cover & has 441 pages with over 500 illustrations, including 16 full pages of color.